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#69520 - 06/06/03 12:47 AM Phone Home
ScubaDoo Offline
We will be staying at Captain Morgan's next week. What is the best and least expensive way to phone home (California)? Can you buy calling cards at home and use them in Belize? Or do you buy them in Belize? Is there a possibility of getting a service and using our cell phones? I did a search on this site and I still am not clear on this. TIA.

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#69521 - 06/06/03 03:38 AM Re: Phone Home
indygal Offline
Sam's club sells an AT&T calling card that charges you 35 cents a minute to call the States from Belize and 25 cents US to Belize. When you buy it call the customer service number and get directions on how to use it from Belize. That is the cheapest I have heard of. The cell phone is out unless you get one of those very expensive systems - Iridium? Not a vacation solution. It is my understanding the folks using cell phones on Ambergris caye are calling with in the country. We just use email while we are in Belize. I can say I really enjoy the phone not ringing. Enjoy!!! How long are you staying?
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#69522 - 06/06/03 04:20 AM Re: Phone Home
ScubaDoo Offline
indygal,

Thanks for the info. I have a membership with Costco. I would bet they have the same or similar AT&T card. I'll check it out. We will be in Ambergris Caye for two weeks. We leave on Saturday. I've been checking this board for months and my husband and I can't wait. What are your favorite things to do in Ambergris Caye? TIA.

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#69523 - 06/07/03 01:16 AM Re: Phone Home
Sandy C Offline
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#69524 - 06/07/03 02:58 AM Re: Phone Home
indygal Offline
I just love doing everything slow. Not kidding. I love being near the sea, swimming, walking or riding a bike every where we go. I know that all sounds very quiet, but I live a pretty hectic life here in Indy, so for me the pace of not much going on is great. Next winter we will be there for 2 months so I am sure we will venture over to the main land for some excursions. 2 weeks sound wonderful! You'll have a great time, oh and the food is good just about everywhere. smile
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#69525 - 06/07/03 03:09 AM Re: Phone Home
ScubaDoo Offline
indygal, I picked up a couple of MCI calling cards at Costco today. MCI... AT&T... I guess it really doesn't matter which card we use. Thanks for the info on getting the cards setup. My husband has to check on his business a few times while we are on the trip. I'll give a trip report in a couple of weeks. You'll be there for two months? Lucky you! smile

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#69526 - 06/10/03 01:43 AM Re: Phone Home
rosemary Offline
WE'LL BE LIVING ON THE CAYE FOR 40+ MONTHS. ABOUT 12+ MONTHS WE'LL WANT TO CALL THE USA. S IT BETTER TO GET ONE OF THE PHONES WITH GSP OR JUST GET THE CALLING CARDS FROM SAM'S; ETC. I'M STARTING TO GET CONFUSED. WE WILL BE USING THE INTERNET/E-MAIL; BUT THAT JUST ISN'T THE SAME AS HEARING YOUR LOVED ONE'S VOICE !!!!! ANY IDEAS/COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED. WE'LL BE MOVING MID-AUGUST. HOPE TO MEET SOME OF Y'ALL SOON !!!

RBJ
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#69527 - 02/28/04 03:45 PM Re: Phone Home
Mel Berry Offline
For calling to/from Belize I would recommend using http://www.sms2call.com

Set up an account and you will call from Belize (or to Belize) to anywhere USA for about $0.15 per minute - from your hotel room, home phone, or cellular phone.

This also works from anywhere in the world, to anywhere else in the world.
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#69528 - 02/28/04 05:31 PM Re: Phone Home
MandM Offline
Has anyone had success with sms2call from the digicell network here in Belize? I've just tried the demo on their website, and couldn't make it work.

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#69529 - 02/28/04 09:20 PM Re: Phone Home
Chris Offline
Mel;

Are you not talking about a phone-originated callback service, quite illegal in Belize and totally traceable by BTL? $20,000.00 fine if you're caught. Your hotel won't appreciate being blamed for a guest using callback during their stay.

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